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We're Recruiting! Talent & Admin

We currently have vacancies for a Talent Development Manager and a Team Administrator.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant knowledge and experience, and what you could bring to our team to office@bocciaengland.org.uk, or post to Head of Business Support, Boccia England, 8 Heathcoat Buildings, Nottingham Science Park, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ.

Closing date: Sunday 6 January 2019

Talent Development Manager: Permanent, Full-Time

£21-£26,000 per annum plus staff benefits.

This is a stand-alone role, reporting to the CEO and working in conjunction with the external England Performance Group Coordinator as well as working closely with our colleagues at Boccia UK.

The postholder will:

• Work closely with our Academies and coaches to identify and manage talent,

• Manage athlete training and progression,

• Feedback to athletes and coaches on performance and selections.

For the full job advert please click here.

For the full job description please click here.

Team Administrator Permanent, Full-Time

£15,300-£17,000 per annum plus staff benefits.

Reporting to the Head of Business Support, our Administrator will support our small team and ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the office.

The postholder will:

• Be the first point of contact for all incoming queries, including telephone and email,

• Coordinate the organisation’s social media activity,

• Coordinate the shop function and manage orders,

• Administer financial paperwork and queries,

• Support the team with ad hoc administrative tasks.

For the full job advert please click here.

For the full job description please click here.

Boccia England is fully committed to the principles of the equality of opportunity. It is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee or volunteer receives less favourable treatment, on the grounds of age, colour, disability, ethnic minority, parental or marital status, nationality, religious belief, gender, social status or sexual preference than any other.

Teams and Pairs 2018/19

Following the success of last seasons competition, the England Talent Pathway (ETP) teams and pairs competition was included in this seasons calendar.

Saturday 1st of December saw representatives from the England Performance Group (EPG) and five academies (Vipers, Knights, Gladiators, Hawks and Scoprions) battle it out to get their hands on the ETP Teams and Pairs Trophy at West Notts College, Mansfield.

Medals and Trophies

This years competition had some familiar faces who competed last season but we also welcomed some new players to the competition as it grows. There was good standard of play all day with games going down to the last ball, keeping spectators griped and trying to find somewhere to view the games, knowing that every outcome could affect the overall standings.

Spectators

The after four rounds of matches the medals still hadn't been decided the results of the BC1/2 Teams and BC4 Pairs awaiting the results from the final round to decide the winners in their round robin competitions and the BC3 Pairs going into a Gold and Bronze medal play-off matches.

BC4 Pair Matchplay

This years medallists:

In the Team competition, the gold medal went to Jabe Peake, Tia Ruel and Reshad Saraj representing the EPG.

Team Gold

The silver medal went to Caroline Robinson, Sam Hindley, Jason Rolph and Amy Darlow (not photographed) from the Knights academy.

Team Silver

Bronze medallists were; Holly Goodwyn, Alex Dukes and Dan Bentley from the Hawks and Vicki Ekins from the Gladiators

Team Bronze

In the BC3 Pairs competition, following a close final that went down to the last ball, the gold medallists and winners of the Rachel Morgan Memorial Trophy were Rich Amos and Will Arnott representing in EPG,

BC3 Gold and Rchel Morgan Trophy Winners

The silver medal went to Matt Berry and Ce Turk also representing the EPG,

BC3 Silver

the bronze medal went to Beth Moulam, Lee Croker and Raf Young from the Knights academy

BC3 Bronze

In the BC4 Pairs competition, the gold medal went to Penny Froude and Alfie Yates from the EPG,

BC4 Gold

Silver medallists were Mitchell Robinson and Aiden Robinson representing the Hawks,

BC4 Silver

the winners of the bronze medal were Steve Ledbrook and Archie Eaton playing for the Gladiators

BC4 Bronze

Throughout the day, not only were the athletes playing for themselves in their team or pair, they were also accruing points for the team they were representing, the eventual winners were the EPG

EPT Teams and Pairs winners

and the final standings were as follows
Final Standings

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers that were refereeing, lining, timing

Officials

and coaching on the day.

Coaching

We hope everyone had a fantastic day! The full results can be found here on the ETP Teams and Pairs 2018/19 event page

Following the success of the competition we will look to host this event annually and continue to push the standards of our Teams and Pairs throughout the England Talent Pathway. For further information on how to access our academies please contact us on
talent@bocciaengland.org.uk

Jorvik set the standard to start the Super League!

The new Super League season began with a bang on Sunday 25th November in Bristol!

City Academy Sports Centre in Bristol played host to the first Super League fixture day which brought together the following teams:

  • Southern All Stars
  • Jorvik Boccia
  • Pauls Place
  • Greenbank Giants
  • Pace A
  • Pauls Place Vikings

The winners on the day

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Gold - Jorvik Boccia

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Silver - Pauls Place Vikings

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Bronze - Southern All Stars

Super League Leaderboard

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Full results can be found here

Super League Fixture Day 2 will take place on Saturday 2nd February.

Heathcoat Cup Bristol - the winners!

A fantastic day of boccia was had down in Bristol on Saturday 24th November. Special thanks to City Academy Sports Centre for hosting us.

Thanks to all the volunteers that supported the event in various roles including refereeing, timekeeping, and classifying.

Congratulations to all the medallists:

BC1

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1st place - Mark Handley (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
2nd place - Alisha Craigie (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
3rd place - Edward Grimwade

BC2

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1st place - Tom Ainsworth (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
2nd place - Ashley Haymen (BC6)(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
3rd place - Rachel Ross (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

BC3

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1st place - Jonathan Brough (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
2nd place - Theodore Barnard-Edwards
3rd place - Rahul Tooray

BC4/5 mixed

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1st place - Ben Stunell (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
2nd place - Steve Ledbrook (BC6)(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
3rd place - Hannah Webb (Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

Matt Badman also qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019 as the next highest scoring BC5.

BC6

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1st place - Andy Batten (top left)

(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

2nd place - Melissa Chalklen (below)

(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)
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3rd place - Nick Brake (top right)

(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

BC7

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1st place - Chris Plummer (middle)
2nd place - Ben Holbrook (left)
3rd place - Georghie Porter (right)

BC8

BC8

1st place - Luke Jones (middle)

(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

2nd place - Martin Cook (left)

(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

3rd place - Callum Morgan (right)

(Qualifies for Heathcoat Cup Finals 2019)

Heathcoat Cup travel to Sheffield next on Sunday 27th January - see you there!

New Super League season set to start!

The new Super League season begins this Sunday in Bristol!

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Last seasons champions Southern All Stars will be eager to go following their success. We welcome new Super League teams Greenbank Giants from Liverpool and Pauls Place Raiders from Bristol.

The teams will come up against PACE from London, Jorvik from York and Pauls Place from host city Bristol.

Who will take the first Super League fixture day title??

You can see the schedule of play here

Follow the live results here

#superleague

Player Ranking Lists Updated

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The player ranking lists have been updated ahead of the 2018/2019 competition season.

BC5s are included in the ranking system for the first time!

You can view the player ranking policy here

The updated lists are as follows:

These lists will be used to seed players into pools for The BE Cup, Heathcoat Cup (where applicable) and Teams and Pairs.

Any questions on the player ranking lists please email competition@bocciaengland.org.uk

The player ranking lists will be updated again ahead of The BE Cup Finals 2019.

Heathcoat Cup Bristol

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The Heathcoat Cup travels to a new location on Saturday 24th November - Bristol! The City Academy Sports Centre will play host to the second of six Heathcoat Cup competitions.

For all those that have entered please check out the event FAQs here.

Heathcoat Cup Bristol will also host our AGM. All members will have received an email with details on how to vote, if you can't make it you can download the proxy form here (please note this needs to be recevied by 4pm on Thursday 22nd November)

We look forward to seeing everyone for a fantastic day of boccia on Saturday!

Could you be a Boccia Superhero?

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Boccia England is delighted to be a charity friend of the Superhero Series of fully accessible events for 2019!

In the New Year we will be promoting these events and letting you know how to get involved. In the meantime here are some brief details so you can save the date in your diary.

Superhero Triathlon - 17 August 2019, Dorney Lake, Windsor

There are three unique challenges to choose from and three very different ways to take part. You can fly solo, unite with family and friends for our team relays, or tow your Superhero around the entire course in our world first Sidekick Tris.

Winter Wonderwheels - 1 December 2019, Dorney Lake, Windsor

This festive extravaganza is just the challenge to keep you motivated through the colder months! Everyday Superheroes are invited to cycle, walk, run, push, or anything in between around Dorney’s spectacular lake. We have 1km, 5km and 10km challenges, so there's something for everyone.

We have a limited number of FREE fundraising places available for each event so if you think you could be a Boccia Superhero and want to register your interest, please contact Vanessa Riley by emailing fundraising@bocciaengland.org.uk